AEG Presents and Eden Project form new Eden Sessions Joint Venture

AEG Presents and Eden Project form new Eden Sessions Joint Venture

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AEG Presents and Eden Project form new Eden Sessions Joint Venture

The Eden Projectand global live events company AEG Presentstoday (Monday September 16) announced a new partnership to run the celebrated Eden Sessions series of concerts.

A new company, Eden Sessions Ltd, has been created by the two organisations and is now looking ahead to the next series in summer 2020.

By joining forces, AEG Presents and Eden will build on the already hugely impressive Eden Sessions legacy and brand, delivering even more major artists to perform at the famous Biomes in Cornwall, UK.

Eden’s Rita Broe, who has run the Eden Sessions for the last eight years, will lead the new company. John Empson, who was instrumental in launching the Sessions in 2002 and has booked every act since, will continue to lead on the booking for the concerts.

Gordon Seabright, Chief Executive of the Eden Project,said: “In 18 years, the Sessions have established an excellent reputation in the industry and with concert-goers. Our exciting new venture with AEG Presents teams Eden with the global leader in live music. It will give us more national and international reach and help us spread Eden’s mission even further.

“Eden boasts a unique amphitheatre surrounded by beautiful gardens and spectacular Biomes. We are proud that there is no venue like it anywhere in the world and we know that many artists cite shows they have played here as being among their best ever.”

Steve Homer and Toby Leighton-Pope, Co-CEOs AEG Presents,said: “People use the word iconic a lot but the Eden Sessions fully deserves that description. They are innovative and the roll call of artists who have performed at Eden speaks for itself.

“They stand for quality as do we and we’re both dedicated to giving music fans a brilliant gig experience every time. This partnership is a big moment for us and we’re sure it will deliver great things.”

Since its inception in 2002 with a headline show by Pulp, the Sessions have featured performances from a huge range of major names including Muse, Oasis, Elton John, Blondie, Bjork, Lionel Richie, Paul Weller, Mumford and Sons, Blink 182, Sigur Ros, The xx, Pixies, Tom Jones, Van Morrison and Queens of the Stone Age.

Among this year’s headliners were Kylie Minogue, Stereophonics and Nile Rodgers & CHIC.

AEG Presents is one of the world’s leading live entertainment companies promoting sell-out tours for the world’s biggest artists including Justin Bieber, Khalid, Shawn Mendes, Ed Sheeran and many more, as well as also finding and growing emerging new talent.

AEG Presents also run leading outdoor events such as the British Summer Time Hyde Park concerts which have featured the likes of The Rolling Stones, The Strokes, Bon Jovi, Stevie Wonder, Taylor Swift, The Who, Paul Simon and Carole King.

In 2018 the company launched a new festival in East London, All Points East which this year had an incredible line up including The Chemical Brothers, Primal Scream, Bon Iver, Mumford & Sons and Christine and The Queens.

Since the Eden Project opened in 2001, the educational charity has attracted more than 21 million visitors to its home in a former clay quarry near St Austell and generated more than £2 billion for the regional economy. The Biomes have provided a unique backdrop to more than 100 unforgettable summer concerts.

For more information about the Eden Project see www.edenproject.comand for AEG Presents see www.aegpresents.co.uk.

THE HU ANNOUNCE UK & IRELAND 2020 TOUR DATES

THE HU ANNOUNCE UK & IRELAND 2020 TOUR DATES

THE HU ANNOUNCE UK & IRELAND 2020 TOUR DATES

The Mongolian Hunnu-Rock phenomenon, The HU, who combine traditional Mongolian instrumentation and throat-singing with modern heavy rock, have announced tour-dates throughout the UK and Ireland for early next year, February 2020.  Pre-sale starts: Wednesday 18th 10am, General on sale: Friday 20th 10am 

This year the band made their UK live debut as part of a sold-out 23-date European summer tour, which included packing out a tent at Download Festival. THE HU’s very first performance took place in the band’s hometown of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia in June 2019.

On September 11th, The HU embarked on their debut North American tour with a sold-out show in Minneapolis.  The 57-date tour takes place over the course of three months through December 7th, 2019.  To date, 12 shows have sold-out and many upgraded to larger venues due to high-ticket demand.

Catch THE HU on tour in the UK & IRL next year, with tickets on sale Friday 20thSeptember at 10am. Dates as follows, with ticket links:

Feb 08    Brighton / The Haunt http://bit.ly/2lQ8b6G
Feb 10    Bristol / O2 Academy http://bit.ly/2kNr7CL
Feb 11    London / Electric Ballroomhttp://bit.ly/2lUOhHS
Feb 12    Manchester / O2 Ritz http://bit.ly/2lRKtXP
Feb 14    Glasgow / Garage http://bit.ly/2lOZABk
Feb 15    Belfast / Limelight 1 http://bit.ly/2klHJS4
Feb 16    Dublin / Academy http://bit.ly/2lQ8DBU

Their debut album THE GEREG is out now via Eleven Seven Music and expected to be the first Mongolian band to enter the UK Top 40. Order “THE GEREG” digitally HERE and on CD or Vinyl HERE.

The album’s title, THE GEREG, takes its name from the term used for the first diplomatic “passport” issued by the Mongol Empire during the time of Genghis Khan. The Band believe this album is their passport to the world and will allow them to travel sharing their music. The USA and forth coming UK and European tour dates will give them a chance to have their ‘Gereg’ stamped in many countries.

THE GEREG contains viral sensations “Yuve Yuve Yu” and “Wolf Totem” which have racked up over 40 million views to date! It also has hits including newly released track “The Great Chinggis Khaan” (click HERE to view) about the story of Chinggis Khaan as he is portrayed in Mongolian culture – an inventor and a founding father of the country, rather than the worldly view of him as a warrior and conqueror – and live favourite “Shoog Shoog”. On Friday, Spotify featured “The Legend of Mother Swan” in many prominent playlists including, New Music Friday (UK), All New Rock and the Epic & Melodic Playlists.

THE LEGITIMATE PEAKY BLINDERS FESTIVAL FINALE COMES TO AN ELECTRIFYING CLIMAX

THE LEGITIMATE PEAKY BLINDERS FESTIVAL FINALE COMES TO AN ELECTRIFYING CLIMAX

THE LEGITIMATE PEAKY BLINDERS FESTIVAL FINALE COMES TO AN ELECTRIFYING CLIMAX

Sunday 15th September, Digbeth, Central Birmingham, marks the final day of the first-ever Legitimate Peaky Blinders Festival. From the stand out immersive theatre, five stages of music, fashion shows and spoken word, fans and stars alike were swept up into the dazzling world of the Shelby family, with The Telegraph describing the festival as a “criminally good immersive experience”.

Theatre company Dank Parish took the immersive experience to another level on the final day of the festival. Highlights included betting on hot-blooded choreographed boxing matches, an impromptu staged bare-knuckle fight that exploded out of the ring into the pit, an invigorating Women’s Protest that culminated in cast and audience linked arm in arm waving placards and creating barricades, plus a disturbance in Peaky Blinders actor Packy Lee’s DJ set as a staged mass brawl took place between ‘The Peakys’ and ‘The Captain’. The actors were even joined by one-half of punk band Slaves, guitarist Laurie Vincent, who spent time in the Shelby Co. Ltd. yard before watching the boxing match ringside. The last staged fight of the weekend ended up in a mass Irish jig that developed into a huge celebratory conga line. 

Becky Brown, Dank Parish’s Creative Producer, said, “It was really important to us, in the current climate, to represent the struggle for equality. Whilst the shape of that has changed in the present day, it became apparent during this scene last night, how much the sentiment remains.” 

Martin Coat, Theatre Director of Dank Parish, said, “We are legitimately in Peaky territory here. You can feel the history and because of that, it doesn’t take much for our characters to believe in themselves and in the world that they’ve created. It’s not like when you’re on stage and you’ve got the fourth wall – here you’re immersed in something that feels completely real. It’s amazing.” 

Anna Calvi stunned fans on stage by wearing a Kempton Penny Collar Shirt from the new Garrison Tailors’ Union Cut range launched at the festival and ‘Tommy’ Braces in red. She said: “The audience has been amazing and it’s really nice to see everyone dressed up looking the part, so many strangers talking to each other because they’re all passionate about the same thing.” Richard Hawley and Jehnny Beth (Savages) made another guest appearance at Calvi’s show for their bespoke set covering Peaky Blinders theme tune “Red Right Hand.”

We also saw Packy Lee (who plays Johnny Dogs in Peaky Blinders) and headliner Frank Carter and Dean Richardson from Frank Carter and The Rattlesnakes earlier in the day shopping at Garrison Tailors. Subsequently, Frank Carter and The Rattlesnakes headlined the main stage with an energetic set in his brand new get-up. Dean Richardson wore the Bordesley Pinstripe 2-Piece Suit and Shelby News Boy Cap and Frank Carter also donned a Shelby News Boy Cap, with a gold double pocket watch chain. Mid-song, Frank said, “Do you know how beautiful it is to see a flapper girl in the middle of my mosh pit?”

Isaac from the self-branded “two-piece boy band” Slaves walked on to Vengaboys’ anthem ‘We Like To Party’, in nothing but a pair of shorts and a Peaky Blinders cap, and got the crowd raring to go for the headline set. They played an hour-long set filled with shouting, story-telling, and a little kiss with guitarist Laurie in the middle.

Singer-songwriter Liam Frost performed both days and even treated himself to a Peaky Blinders haircut at the on-site barbers. The Manchester-born star is next in line to have his music featured in the hit show: “I’m really excited because my music is hopefully going to appear in the next series, alongside Nick Cave and co. It’s unbelievable,” he said.

The whimsical Carousel stage saw swing bands from around the world play jazzy versions of hit songs and original music entirely fitting with the theme of the weekend, encouraging punters to dance alongside cabaret performers.

The BBC Introducing stage brought some of the best local and national talent from around the country to Digbeth for the weekend.

Birmingham native, Mike Skinner of The Streets, DJ’d on the Arena Stage and whipped the crowd into a grime, garage and bassline frenzy. 

Following introductions from Series 5 director Anthony Byrne, Birmingham-based poet Casey Bailey delivered a rousing performance of his spoken-word piece The Ballad Of The Peaky Blinders. Plus, show creator and writer Steven Knight delivered a moving reading from his own mother’s journal, detailing her life as a young child in 1920s Birmingham.

Rambert, the world-renowned Ballet company created a spellbinding piece for the festival, performing to a bespoke 12-minute version of Nick Cave’s theme tune, ‘Red Right Hand,’ reworked by Raven. The captivating piece also referenced the original Rambert production of Swan Lake in Birmingham in the 1920s, which Steven Knight, Peaky Blinders creator, then adapted for Series 5.  

Rambert’s Artistic Director Benoit Swan Pouffer said: “I stumbled into watching Peaky Blinders two years ago and binge-watched it. The fact that they capture scenes without words; people walking down the street, a carriage, the smoke, people working in the mill and that’s the movement part – we just expanded it and made a dance out of it. But that’s what’s beautiful about the show – it has movement without words in it.” 

The immersive 2-day festival has won plaudits from both the public and the cast of Peaky Blinders. Following the cast Q&A on Saturday, Hollywood star Sam O’Neill said: “So interesting to see the crowd – mostly dressed as Peakys. And a few dressed as cops (who didn’t recognise me). People just LOVE this show – they own it – it belongs to them. Amazing to see such devotion. Great day.”

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THE LEGITIMATE PEAKY BLINDERS FESTIVAL TAKES OVER DIGBETH, BIRMINGHAM WITH  A SENSATIONAL OPENING DAY!

THE LEGITIMATE PEAKY BLINDERS FESTIVAL TAKES OVER DIGBETH, BIRMINGHAM WITH A SENSATIONAL OPENING DAY!

THE LEGITIMATE PEAKY BLINDERS FESTIVAL TAKES OBER DIGBETH, BIRMINGHAM WITH A SENSATIONAL OPENING DAY!

Saturday 14th of September, Digbeth, Central Birmingham opened its doors to the Shelby Family with the first-ever Legitimate Peaky Blinders Festival. The inaugural official gathering of Peaky Blinders fans and music enthusiasts was a raging success with punters, musicians and everyone in between involving themselves in the festivities and being transported to Birmingham in the 1920s.

Cast members Paul Anderson (Arthur Shelby), Sam O’Neill (Major Campbell), Sam Clafin (Sir Oswald Mosley), Harry Kirton (Finn Shelby), Kate Phillips (Linda Shelby), Finn Cole (Michael Gray), Samuel Edward-Cook (Danny ‘Whizz-Bang’ Owen) and Emmett J. Scanlan (Billy Grade), joined Steven Knight and director Anthony Byrne to open the inaugural Legitimate Peaky Blinders Festival with a lively Q&A on the Arena Stage and even sang Happy Birthday to Sam Neil before parading through the streets of Digbeth on golf buggies waving and high fiving fans. Tomorrow Anthony Byrne will be in conversation with Steve Knight and Packy Lee (Johnny Dogs) at 14:10 on the Arena Stage. 

Breathtaking ballet shows from Rambert took place across the day on the Arena Stage, captivating and taking the audience on a beautifully choreographed journey down the 1920s world of the Peaky Blinders. 

At 4pm we were treated to a successful showcase of British inspired tailoring from Garrison Tailors, Steven Knight’s luxury menswear brand. The collection epitomises the spirit of Peaky Blinders and contemporary style and comprised of items including their new for 2019 Union Cut range and Shelby Tweed Waistcoat, Arthur and Thomas Tweed Suits, from their Made in Britain range featuring 100% wool. Their more casual range of Henley T-shirts was also presented. The show was rounded off with a special thanks from the man himself, Steven Knight. 

Richard Hawley and Jehnny Beth, who covered the infamous Peaky Blinders theme tune, ‘Red Right Hand,’ made special guest appearances during Anna Calvi’s set, which was inspired by her Series 5 score. Calvi performs a second set tomorrow at 16:25. 

‘Secret’ Global Superstar performer, R Kid, Liam Gallagher, told us to ‘Fix up look sharp The Gallaghers r on there way to drink and have fun with the Shelbys as you were’ on Twitter, prior to taking the stage for his special guest slot in the early evening to a packed out crowd. Liam performed songs from his new album, Why Me? Why Not as well as sending the crowd into a frenzy for Oasis hits Columbia and Supersonic. The rock n roll star made it a family affair bringing his sons Lennon and Gene, daughter Molly, brother Paul and girlfriend Debbie to the gig.

The immersive theatre by Dank Parish and Martin Coat, one of the creative directors of Boomtown, brought the festival to a standstill when their hour long performance through the streets of Digbeth – just a stone’s throw from where the first ever Peaky Blinder activity took place – brought the tension to an ultimate high between the Shelby and Lee families. The showdown climaxed with a staged bare-knuckled fist fight inside the Shelby boxing ring, which was used in Series 4 of the show itself.  

Packy Lee (Johnny Dogs) brought all the eclectic hits to the Mill Stage giving VIP audiences a place to dance the night away whilst headline Scottish rockers Primal Scream wrapped up the main stage, whizzing through their huge collection of hits.
Audiences were amazed by the Legitimate Peaky Blinders Festival finale performance by Rambert to an exclusively rework of Nick Cave’s ‘Red Right Hand’ by Raven. The performance included the historically accurate Rambert show of Swan Lake in Birmingham in the 1920s, which show creator Steven Knight has adapted for Season 5. 

John Empson, festival promoter, said: The first day of the inaugural Legitimate Peaky Blinders festival was a resounding success! The crowd embraced the day dressed in incredible Peaky outfits, and we had packed out venues around the site with the audience enjoying everything from the music, ballet, theatre, fashion shows, Q&A talks and spoken word. Highlights included Liam Gallagher’s secret set –  the worlds worst kept secret – and Anna Calvi with surprise guests. An animated on-stage discussion featuring cast members with Steven Knight and Peaky Blinders Director Anthony Byrne and Executive Producer Caryn Mandabach played to an adoring crowd. Digbeth proved to be the perfect location, the weather was incredible and the crowd loved it. Tomorrow we look forward to doing all over again!

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NAOMI CAMPBELL’S FASHION FOR RELIEF HOMECOMING LIGHTS UP LONDON FASHION WEEK

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NAOMI CAMPBELL’S FASHION FOR RELIEF HOMECOMING LIGHTS UP LONDON FASHION WEEK

Last night Naomi Campbellbrought her global charity event Fashion For Reliefback home to London. Staged at the British Museum in the heart of London Fashion Week, the evening opened with red carpet arrivals, followed by a fashion show which preceded a gala dinner and auction where prized art and designer items were sold to raise money for the Mayor’s Fund for London. Funds raised will go towards employability programs which offer support for young Londoners from low-income backgrounds. 

Guests from the world of fashion, music and entertainment who showed up in support include: Edward Enninful, Anna Wintour, Luke Evans, Naomie Harris, Pierce Brosnan, Billy Porter, Skepta, Adwoa Aboah, Alexa Chung, Ella Eyre, Maya Jama and more.  

Naomi Campbell said:“I’m truly happy to be bringing Fashion For Relief back to my home town London! We hear so much about the problems facing young people in the capital. One of the underlying difficulties young people have is education – or rather the lack of it. Without the opportunity to learn, they’re more likely to be trapped in cycles of poverty, poor health and forced labour. The fashion industry has really come together with FFR and has shown it’s not just bout looking good, it’s about being good and doing good.”

Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “I’m delighted that Naomi and Fashion For Relief have chosen to support the Mayor’s Fund for London. We share the belief that all young people, regardless of their background, should have the opportunity to fulfill their potential, and this support will make a big difference in the charity’s work to help young Londoners.” 

Swedish artist Seinabo Sey kickstarted the evening with a soulful performance before Naomi Campbell made her London Fashion Week homecoming on the runway, joined by Erin O’Connor, Adut Akech, Tiwa Savage and Damson Idris. For the grand show closer, the South London-born supermodel strutted out with 30 school students from West Norwood’s The Elmgreen School. Naomi invited the students to join her on the catwalk after meeting them in a school visit earlier this year. 

Grammy Award winning hip-hop icon Eve and rising star rapper Octavian provided the evening’s music entertainment. The glamorous gala dinner attended by 500 guests featured a charity auction with prized art items that were donated by Naomi’s industry contacts. Items up for bid include art pieces by Andy Warhol, Salvador Dali, Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin and Marina Abramović. The one of a kind Marina Abramović original sketch was made specifically for the auction this year. Dolce and Gabbana donated two items: the “Eupheme” georgette dress entirely embroidered with sequins and small bugle beads, and “Nausicaa” lurex lace cape and Chiffon dress. There were a few nods to Naomi in the auction too. Ellen Von Unwerth donated a signed black and white photograph she took of Naomi in 1990 from her personal collection. David Bailey and Mariano Vivanco also donated their iconic photographs of the supermodel, which were taken in 1989 and 2003 respectively. 

Founded by Naomi in 2005, Fashion For Relief has raised millions for disaster relief (UK floods in summer 2007, Hurricane Katrina, the Haiti earthquake, the Japanese earthquake and tsunami) and humanitarian causes around the world including child refugee crises, maternal health, the fight against Ebola, and more. Since its inception, Fashion For Relief has staged events in New York, London, Cannes, Moscow, Mumbai and Dar es Salaam. 

The British Fashion Council will be honouring Naomi with the Fashion Icon Award at The Fashion Awards 2019, taking place at the Royal Albert Hall, London, on 2 December. The award is in recognition of her incredible contribution to the fashion industry, her world-renowned career as a supermodel, as well as her philanthropic work with charities, and incredible efforts in creating a more diverse and equal future.  

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Mayor’s Fund for London
https://www.mayorsfundforlondon.org.uk

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RELEASES “THE BREADCRUMBS EP” OUT THIS FRIDAY 13th SEPTEMBER AS A LIMITED & NUMBERED 10” VINYL

RELEASES “THE BREADCRUMBS EP” OUT THIS FRIDAY 13th SEPTEMBER AS A LIMITED & NUMBERED 10” VINYL

RELEASES “THE BREADCRUMBS EP”
OUT THIS FRIDAY 13th SEPTEMBER AS A LIMITED & NUMBERED 10” VINYL

This Friday 13th, Alice Cooper is leaving a trail of “Breadcrumbs” by releasing a tribute to some of the Garage Rock Heroes from his hometown Detroit. Inspired by the city’s punk scene in the late 60’s and early 70s, Detroit born Alice Cooper returns to his roots and the raw garage sound his fans love.

Produced by Bob Ezrin, the EP consists of 6 brand new recordings, features cult Detroit musicians, including Johnny “Bee” Badanjek from the Detroit Wheels, Grand Funk’s Mark Farner and MC5’s Wayne Kramer, and was recorded at Rust Belt Studios, Detroit.

The opener “Detroit City 2020”, is an updated rewrite of “Detroit City” from 2003’s “The Eyes Of Alice Cooper”, and sets the tone for the EP. Along with Alice’s own take on Detroit punk classics such as Suzi Quatro’s “Your Mama Won’t Like Me”, Bob Seger’s “East Side Story”, the MC5’s “Sister Anne” and Shorty Long’s “Devil With A Blue Dress On” as well as The Dirtbombs’ “Chains Of Love”, the EP also features the brand-new Alice Cooper original “Go Man Go”.

The lyric video for “Detroit City 2020” can be watched on earMUSIC’s official YouTube channel: 
https://youtu.be/r9owj-5Mw60

Earlier this week, the overlooked Bob Seger classic “East Side Story” was premiered on Billboard: https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/8529456/alice-cooper-covers-bob-seger-east-side-story

LISTEN TO “THE BREADCRUMBS EP” HERE:
https://alicecooper.lnk.to/Breadcrumbs

Following his extremely successful last album “Paranormal”, this EP is the first teaser for the upcoming new studio album in 2020. “The Breadcrumbs EP” will be released on September 13th on earMUSIC and is available digitally and as a limited & numbered 10” Vinyl – with only 20,000 copies worldwide.

TRACK LIST
Side A
1. Detroit City 2020
2. Go Man Go
3. East Side Story

Side B
1. Your Mama Won’t Like Me
2. Devil With A Blue Dress On / Chains Of Love
3. Sister Anne

Currently, Alice Cooper is touring Europe on his “Ol’ Black Eyes Is Back Tour” which comes to the UK this October with support from The Stranglers and Wayne Kramer’s MC50.
Tour-dates as follows:

October 2019:
4th – Manchester – Manchester Arena 
5th – Aberdeen – Event Complex
7th – Leeds – First Direct Arena
8th – Brighton – Brighton Centre
10th – London – The O2
11th – Birmingham – Resorts World Arena 
12th – Cardiff Arena

Get tickets here:
https://alicecooper.com/tour/
www.alicecooper.com
www.ear-music.net

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White Lies to release To Lose My Life (10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) on Vinyl

White Lies to release To Lose My Life (10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) on Vinyl

White Lies to release To Lose My Life (10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) on Vinyl

Ten years ago, White Liesreleased their monumental debut To Lose My Life– an album that struck an entire generation and kickstarted a music career of incredible stature. To celebrate a decade of soaring success, an exclusive 10th Anniversary Deluxe Editionwill be released on Vinyl via UMC on 25th October

Originally released 19th January 2009, the album debuted at No.1 in the UK album charts. This was the first UK number 1 of any British band in 2009. The album charted in 11 countries worldwide and is currently certified gold in the UK.

The anniversary release is a special thank you to the fans and marks a glorious decade for the band. It will feature alternative artwork, a limited edition 2LP deluxe version. This is housed in a 6-panel triple gatefold LP & 12”x12” booklet with unseen images and new notes supplied by Harry, Jack and Charles. As well as the original album on LP1, a limited edition LP2 has been curated by the band – featuring a selection of B-sides, an alternative version of “Unfinished Business”, remixes, live tracks and unreleased demo’s. 

To commemorate the anniversary, the band are also putting on a European tourplaying the album in its entirety; including two shows at London’s Brixton Academy and one at Manchester Academy in December. 

Charles Cave says, “We’ve never stopped celebrating our debut album, ‘To Lose My Life,’ since it came out. Its songs travel with us all over the world, and seem to get better as the years stack up. A decade on feels like a milestone to indulge in; to dig out lost versions, live recordings from those early days, youthful photos, notebook ramblings, set-lists and all. The vinyl format of this album has long been out of print, and much hungered for amongst our fans, so it brings us much pleasure to reissue it in this deluxe repressing so everyone can own a copy and look back at a decade of the music with us. The preparations we’re making for the tour surrounding this release are just as exciting. This will be the most dramatic, and cinematic show White Lies have ever put together, as we play ‘To Lose My Life’ from start to finish, and then a second set of rarities (shhhh!) and the best bits from the four albums that have followed. Don’t miss any of it! We won’t do it again!”

To Lose My Life, with its string of successful singles, propelled White Lies into the spotlight of UK music, but the years since then are not without their grand moments. Ritual spawned the epic ‘Bigger Than Us’ while Big TVwas a confident shot at a more concept-based record. Two years after the Friends LP, White Lies returned in 2019 with Fiveanda forty-date sold out tour across UK and Europe.

Building a reputation takes time, especially in the domain of music, but longevity is a different beast. Established in London in 2007 as a satisfying mix of cavernous gloom-pop and chant-worthy grandiosity, White Lies nailed their specificity and honed it well. As well as chart success, the record became the UK’s soundtrack of 2009 and was hailed by critics, with Q Magazine noting that “their winning seriousness is matched by a penchant for a grandiose but hummable melody”.

To Lose My Life (10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)is available on Vinyl on 25thOctober.Pre-order here: https://WhiteLies.lnk.to/ToLoseMyLife10

Also available on 2CD, 1LP and digital 

Tracklist 

1LP (Original Album)

Side One

  1. Death 
  2. To Lose My Life
  3. A Place To Hide
  4. Fifty On Our Foreheads
  5. Unfinished Business

Side Two

  1. E.S.T. 
  2. From The Stars
  3. Farewell To The Fairground
  4. Nothing To Give
  5. The Price Of Love

2LP (Limited Edition)

Side Three

  1. Taxidermy (B-Side)
  2. You Still Love Him (unreleased demo)
  3. Black Song (B-Side)
  4. Farewell to The Fairground (unreleased demo)
  5. Unfinished Business (Chess Club Single version)
  6. From The Stars (unreleased demo)

Side Four

  1. To Lose My Life (Live, La Maroquinerie, Paris)
  2. E.S.T (Live @ iTunes Festival, London)
  3. A Place To Hide (Live @ iTunes Festival, London)
  4. Death (Crystal Castles remix)
  5. Nothing To Give (M83 remix)

Live shows – UK Shows

Thursday 5thDecember – Manchester Academy, Manchester (SOLD OUT)

Friday 6thDecember – O2 Academy Brixton, London (SOLD OUT)

Saturday 7thDecember – O2 Academy Brixton, London 

For European dates, visit: www.whitelies.com/live

White Lies are: Harry McVeigh (lead vocals, guitar), Charles Cave (bass, b/vocals) and Jack Lawrence-Brown (drums)

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NAOMI CAMPBELL BRINGS FASHION FOR RELIEF HOME TO RAISE FUNDS FOR DISADVANTAGED YOUNG PEOPLE IN LONDON AND BEYOND

NAOMI CAMPBELL BRINGS FASHION FOR RELIEF HOME TO RAISE FUNDS FOR DISADVANTAGED YOUNG PEOPLE IN LONDON AND BEYOND

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NAOMI CAMPBELL BRINGS FASHION FOR RELIEF HOME TO RAISE FUNDS FOR DISADVANTAGED YOUNG PEOPLE IN LONDON AND BEYOND

Naomi Campbellis bringing her global charity gala Fashion For Reliefback home to London on Saturday 14 Septemberto raise vital funds in support of young people from disadvantaged communities. The South London-born and raised supermodel and philanthropist has chosen the Mayor’s Fund for London andUNICEFto be this year’s charity partners. Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “I’m delighted that Naomi and Fashion For Relief have chosen to support the Mayor’s Fund for London. We share the belief that all young people, regardless of their background, should have the opportunity to fulfill their potential, and this support will make a big difference in the charity’s work to help young Londoners.” UNICEF’seducational programme is dedicated to empowering and improving and the lives of some of the most disadvantage and impoverished children around the world, affected by extreme poverty, war, conflict and impoverished regions affected by natural disasters and climate change.  

Naomi Campbellis bringing her global charity gala Fashion For Reliefback home to London on Saturday 14 Septemberto raise vital funds in support of young people from disadvantaged communities. The South London-born and raised supermodel and philanthropist has chosen the Mayor’s Fund for London to be this year’s charity partner. 

The Mayor’s Fund for Londonis a social mobility charity, supporting young Londoners from low-income backgrounds. Funds raised will go into their employability programs, which offer employability support, training and education to help young people, regardless of their background, gain access to fulfilling careers. 

Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “I’m delighted that Naomi and Fashion For Relief have chosen to support the Mayor’s Fund for London. We share the belief that all young people, regardless of their background, should have the opportunity to fulfill their potential, and this support will make a big difference in the charity’s work to help young Londoners.” 

This year’s Fashion For Relief, set in the heart of London Fashion Week, will take place at the British Museum. The evening – sponsored by CHROME HEARTS®and GUCCI – includes a cocktail reception, glamorous fashion show, gala dinner and auction, musical performances, and an exclusive after-party.

Past participants and supporters of Fashion For Relief include: Beyoncé, Leonardo Di Caprio, Donatella Versace, Kate Moss, Idris Elba, Uma Thurman, Jane Fonda, Claudia Schiffer, Iman, Heidi Klum, Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid, Justin Bieber, James Corden, Mary J. Blige, Antonio Banderas, Lewis Hamilton, Erin O’Connor, Adrien Brody, Christian Slater, Rosario Dawson, Agyness Deyn, Jourdan Dunn and Queen Rania Al-Abdullah of Jordan. 

Founded by Naomi in 2005, Fashion For Relief has raised millions for disaster relief (UK floods in summer 2007, Hurricane Katrina, the Haiti earthquake, the Japanese earthquake and tsunami) and humanitarian causes around the world including child refugee crises, maternal health, the fight against Ebola, and more. Since its inception, Fashion For Relief has staged events in New York, London, Cannes, Moscow, Mumbai and Dar es Salaam. 

The British Fashion Council will be honouring Naomi with the Fashion Icon Award at The Fashion Awards 2019, taking place at the Royal Albert Hall, London, on 2 December. The award is in recognition of her incredible contribution to the fashion industry, her world-renowned career as a supermodel, as well as her philanthropic work with charities, and incredible efforts in creating a more diverse and equal future.  

Follow Fashion For Relief
Instagram – @fashion4relief
Snapchat– look out for a special Fashion For Relief filter on Saturday!

Mayor’s Fund for London
https://www.mayorsfundforlondon.org.uk

For media enquiries, please contact The Outside Organisation:
David Lim – David.lim@outside-org.co.uk
Giulia Felicani – giulia.felicani@outside-org.co.uk

BEVERLEY KNIGHT MARKS 25 YEARS IN MUSIC WITH A CAREER-DEFINING NEW ALBUM

BEVERLEY KNIGHT MARKS 25 YEARS IN MUSIC WITH A CAREER-DEFINING NEW ALBUM

BEVERLEY KNIGHT MARKS 25 YEARS IN MUSIC WITH A CAREER-DEFINING NEW ALBUM

Beverley Knightis celebrating 25 years in the music industry with a special new album BK25: Beverley Knight with The Leo Green Orchestra at The Royal Festival Hall, out on 8 November via Warner Music UK. The album brings to life – with a live orchestra – all of Beverley’s hits including the Top 10 smash ‘Shoulda Woulda Coulda’, ‘Keep This Fire Burning’, ‘Come As You Are’, ‘Made It Back’, ‘Greatest Day’as well as three new studio tracks including the single ‘Now or Never’‘Flavour of The Old School’, Beverley’s first ever hit, is out today on the 25thanniversary of the single going to radio in 1994. WatchBeverley Knight talk about ‘Flavour of The Old School’.

Recorded at the Royal Festival Hall with The Leo Green Orchestra, BK25hears Beverley’s powerhouse vocals take full flight on a musical journey like no other. This album captures the very essence of what the public loves about Beverley – her energy and consistency as a formidable live performer. 

As well as her own hits, BK25also includes a nod to Beverley’s best-known theatre performances ‘Memory’(Cats) and ‘I’m Every Woman’(The Bodyguard). Her foray into musical theatre has also earned her several accolades, including an Olivier Award nomination. As a special treat for her fans, the album also features three bonus tracks – new original recordings: ‘Now or Never’, ‘Wild River’ and ‘Never Like This’ (duet with Jocelyn Brown). The radio-ready anthem ‘Now or Never’, co-written with Matty Benbrook (Paolo Nutini, Jack Savoretti) sounds instantly at home with her established hits, as does ‘Wild River’, which Beverley co-wrote with long time collaborator Guy Chambers.

For quarter of a century, Beverley has confidently carved a solid career in music, highlighted by gold and platinum-selling albums, 14 Top 40 hits, sold-out tours, 3 MOBO Awards, and several Brit Award and Mercury Music Prize nominations. Her long-term upward trajectory puts her in a unique position amongst her UK peers in the genre.

When she broke out in the mid-90s with ‘Flavour of The Old School’, Beverley Knight seemed destined to be a real force in Brit-funk. However, by the time she reached the mid-2000s with her platinum-selling career retrospective Voice – The Best of Beverley Knight, it was clear that she had become the UK’s Queen of Soul. Beverley’s strong reputation as a bona fide soul vocalist has earnt her admiration and respect from some of the biggest names in the industry including Prince, David Bowie, Stevie Wonder, Quincy Jones, Chaka Khan, Andrea Bocelli, Tom Jones, Ronnie Wood and more. 

More than just a great singer, Beverley has also co-written some of her biggest hits. Over the years, her esteemed collaborators have ranged from Guy Chambers and Chris Martin to Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, and Jimmy Hogarth. 

BK25is a celebration of a true British soul music icon at the top of her game, with a view of many more great years to come. 

BK25: Beverley Knight with The Leo Green Orchestra at The Royal Festival Hall

  1. Made It Back
  2. Greatest Day
  3. Keep This Fire Burning
  4. Middle of Love
  5. Shoulda Woulda Coulda
  6. Flavour of The Old School
  7. Gold
  8. Memory
  9. Sista Sista
  10. I’m Every Woman
  11. Piece of My Heart
  12. Soul Survivor
  13. Black Butta
  14. Come As You Are
  15. Now or Never [new studio track]
  16. Wild River [new studio track]
  17. Never Like This (with Jocelyn Brown) [new studio track]

BONUS TRACKS – DIGITAL

  1. Lately
  2. I Have Nothing
  3. Always and Forever

Don’t miss Beverley Knight on a national tour of “The Songs of Stevie Wonder” from 1 – 14 October. For all live dates and tickets, visit: https://www.beverleyknight.com

Follow Beverley Knight

Facebook: /beverleyknightofficial
Twitter: @beverleyknight
Instagram: @beverleyknight

Press contact

The Outside Organisation – David Lim: David.lim@outside-org.co.uk

DWL – Dave Woolf: dave@dwl.uk.net

Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited – Result of Placing

Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited – Result of Placing

Merck Meruciadis Abbey Road Oct 2018 by JF

Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited – Result of Placing

Further to its announcement earlier today, Hipgnosis and its Investment Adviser, The Family (Music) Limited, are pleased to announce that the Company has successfully raised approximately £51.1 million at a price of 105.5 pence per share, principally from existing shareholders, and accordingly the Placing has now closed. 

The new Ordinary Shares to be issued under the Placing will represent 12.4% of the Company’s enlarged issued Ordinary Share capital. 

Application has been made in respect of 48,429,541 Ordinary Shares to be admitted to trading on the Specialist Fund Segment of the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange plc (“Admission“).  It is expected that Admission will become effective and that dealings in the new Ordinary Shares will commence at 8.00 a.m. (London time) on 29 August 2019.

Total Voting Rights

Following Admission, the Company will have 389,356,341 Ordinary Shares in issue.  The Company does not hold any Ordinary Shares in Treasury. Therefore, the total number of voting rights of the Company will be 389,356,341 and this figure may be used by shareholders as the denominator for the calculations by which they will determine if they are required to notify their interest, or a change to their interest in, the Company under the FCA’s Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules.

Merck Mercuriadis, Founder of The Family (Music) Limited and Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited, said:

“We are delighted to continue giving our shareholders exposure to music royalties via new acquisitions of some of the most iconic songs of all time. I’m very grateful for the constant enthusiasm and support that the finest institutional investors in the world have given us to establish songs as an asset class. This is not only great for the investors but the songwriting and artistic community as well.”

Expected timetable

Trade date27 August 2019
Admission08.00 a.m. on 29 August 2019
Crediting of CREST stock accounts in respect of the new Ordinary Shares29 August 2019

Unless otherwise defined, capitalised terms in this announcement shall have the meaning given to them in the announcement made on 27 August 2019 at 07:00.

The Damned Unveil album artwork for new greatest hits  career-spanning collection  ‘Black Is The Night’

The Damned Unveil album artwork for new greatest hits career-spanning collection ‘Black Is The Night’

The Damned Unveil album artwork for new greatest hits career-spanning collection ‘Black Is The Night’ 

career-spanning collection ‘Black Is The Night’

The greatest surviving British punk band THE DAMNED are set to release their most comprehensive collection of songs yet with a new greatest hits collection  released via BMG. The career-spanning best of album includes an expansive 39 song track-list curated by the band themselves including upcoming brand new single ‘Black Is The Night’.

They chose designer Phil Smee to create the gothic artwork, Smee has worked with the band numerous times throughout their long-lasting career as well created legendary designs for Motörhead, Elton John and Madness amongst plenty of others. Smee commented:

“I loved working with the band back in the 80’s and I like to think we came up with some iconic designs. Certainly I see the many Damned logos I came up with still used on t-shirts to this day. I’ve not cut corners with this new album, even setting all the sleeve copy by hand, which took me back to ‘The Black Album’ which I hand-lettered with a shaky pen. The Damned are a totally unique band, I’ve always loved everything they’ve done. I still get excited about every design project that comes along, but I was particularly pleased to be asked to work on The Damned’s ‘Black is the Night’ album.” – Phil Smee

Pre-order the album here: https://thedamnedband.lnk.to/BITNPR

The Damned will also play a special immersive theatrical show at The Palladium partnered with Hammer House Of Horror on 28th October which has sold out. 

Titled A Night Of A Thousand Vampires’ the evening will blend The Damned’s love of horror with a punk rock show that also features cabaret and supporting cast from The Circus of Horrors.

‘Black Is The Night’ Track-list:

Love Song
Wait For The Black Out
Generals
I Just Can’t Be Happy Today
Bad Time For Bonzo
Democracy?
White Rabbit
Antipope
Ignite
Melody Lee
Smash It Up Pt 1 & 2
New Rose
Neat, Neat, Neat
Stretcher Case Baby
Sick Of Being Sick
Born To Kill
Rabid (Over You)
Problem Child
1 Of The 2
So Messed Up
Machine Gun Etiquette
Disco Man
Fan Club
Suicide
Eloise
Plan 9 Channel 7
Grimly Fiendish
The Shadow of Love
Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde
Street Of Dreams
The History Of The World (Part 1)
Curtain Call
Alone Again Or
Lively Arts
Standing On The Edge Of Tomorrow
Stranger On The Town
Fun Factory
Under The Floor Again
Black Is The Night (Brand New Track)

Follow The Damned at:

www.officialdamned.com

www.facebook.com/OfficialDamned

twitter.com/@damnedtwits

Youtube

The Damned are:

David Vanian – Vocals
Captain Sensible – Guitar
Monty Oxy Moron – Keyboard
Pinch – Drums
Paul Gray – Bass

GOOD MORNING AMERICA AND MELODYVR TO DELIVER GROUNDBREAKING VIRTUAL REALITY BROADCAST THIS FRIDAY AUGUST 30th

GOOD MORNING AMERICA AND MELODYVR TO DELIVER GROUNDBREAKING VIRTUAL REALITY BROADCAST THIS FRIDAY AUGUST 30th

GOOD MORNING AMERICA AND MELODYVR TO DELIVER GROUNDBREAKING VIRTUAL REALITY BROADCAST THIS FRIDAY AUGUST 30th

This Friday August 30th, Good Morning America will team up with pioneering music platform MelodyVR to deliver a milestone media event: a live broadcast of GMA’s Summer Concert Series, in full and immersive virtual reality. 

MelodyVR’s groundbreaking live-stream VR technology will allow an unlimited global audience to experience Marshmello and Kane Brown’s GMA performance of their single “One Thing Right” in Central Park’s Rumsey Playfield, in real time.

This first-of-a-kind broadcast, with America’s #1 morning news program, represents a major landmark for entertainment. Never before has live music been viewable in person, on national television and in VR globally, simultaneously.

All people need is a smartphone or iPad and the MelodyVR app to experience this event and be transported virtually to Central Park for this free to stream performance. 

MelodyVR‘s custom technology will broadcast the show from multiple points of view, empowering fans to control their own experience by giving them choice over what they see and where they stand.

By selecting different Jump Spots – a function which is unique to the MelodyVR platform – viewers can choose to watch the performance up-close-and-personal on stage with Marshmello and Kane Brown, from the front row or from the middle of the crowd.

“Stoked that fans all over the world can experience our GMA performance live in virtual reality. I can’t wait for crowds in the park, on TV and at home in VR to come together for this – It’s gonna be sick!”- Marshmello

“It is really cool to be a part of something like this that’s never been done before. I can’t wait to hit the stage with Marshmello to play our new song for the first time, and for fans at home to be able to experience this performance in a whole new way.” – Kane Brown

The MelodyVR app is free to download, and music lovers can enjoy the platform’s full functionality and music library from their smartphones. The GMA performance will be accessible to any smartphone user in full 360-degree video. Owners of Samsung Gear and Oculus VR headsets can also be part of the action, with a fully immersive VR experience available to them.  Fans who were at the show or those at home who missed it, you can relive the action on-demand on the MelodyVR app too. 

Download the MelodyVR app at on.melodyvr.com/App   

Experience this revolutionary national broadcast this Friday at 8:15am local time

Anthony Matchett, Founder & CEO of MelodyVR said “We are thrilled to be working with the ABC team, to help deliver the closing GMA 2019 Summer Concert as a unique broadcast in virtual reality. This partnership represents a huge milestone for music entertainment – making live music accessible in person, on national television and in VR around the world, simultaneously. 

The MelodyVR experience is so much more than just watching live music, it’s about participating in it, and feeling like you’re really there; offering a life-like broadcast in which music lovers get the best seat in the house, regardless of their physical location. We’re thrilled to be bringing this experience to Marshmello and Kane Brown’s fans and we can’t wait for the show.”

“GMA is always looking for ways to bring viewers live events in modern, innovative ways. With the help of MelodyVR, GMA viewers are able to experience our summer concert like never before,” says Simone Swink, Executive Broadcast Producer, Good Morning America. “The MelodyVR app brings GMA to an entirely new platform and gives you an even better seat at the show.”  

FOUR TOPS, THE WATERBOYS AND MANY MORE ACTS ROCK REWIND SOUTH 2019

FOUR TOPS, THE WATERBOYS AND MANY MORE ACTS ROCK REWIND SOUTH 2019

FOUR TOPS, THE WATERBOYS AND MANY MORE ACTS ROCK REWIND SOUTH 2019

Music legends Four Tops and The Waterboys cap off a massive weekend of Rewind South at Temple Island Meadows, Henley-on-Thames. Kathy Sledge of the Original Sister Sledge, Lulu, Grandmaster Flash, Belinda Carlisle, Heaven 17, UB40 (feat. Ali Campbell and Astro), The Undertones, The Neville Staple Band and many more rounded up a vibrant summer of Rewind. Thirty-six thousand revellers turned up for a joyous, three-day celebration which included stand-up comedy by Joel Dommettand Tom Allen.The Forever Stage, Riverside Stage, Disco Den, Crafty Taps and Studio 54 provided round-the-clock entertainment with outdoor film screenings, Bottomless Brunch Gameshows, an exclusive Q&A withTiffany and boat parties through the weekend.

Katt Lingard, Event Manager said: “It has been yet another brilliant year of Rewind and we want to thank the Rewinders for all their support and passion for the festival. It is because of them that this festival has such a feel-good and welcoming atmosphere, where everyone can escape and embrace the magic of the 80s and beyond. The diverse line-up, which included several artists who were playing Rewind for the first time, and stand-up comedy were particular highlights. We have already started working hard on Rewind Festival 2020 and look forward to seeing everyone again at Scotland, North and South next year.”

The Waterboysdelivered a lively and eclectic set to close Rewind on Sunday. The folk-rock band, led by Mike Scott, stepped in to headline after Michael Bolton cancelled due to illness. Making their debut at the festival, Scott – dressed in a chic black pinstripe suit – said, “Good evening Rewind, it’s great to see you at short notice. You were expecting one Michael but you got another!”, to which the audience responded with a huge cheer. While the majority of Rewinders were looking forward to basking in The Waterboys’ major hit ‘The Whole of The Moon’, the entire set was a real treat, immediately engaging and seamlessly traversing the band’s different styles, from the grandiose “big music” era through to more earthy, traditional folk. For their surprise closing number, The Waterboys kicked into a soulful rendition of Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’, much to the delight of the audience who sang their hearts out. 

Kathy Sledge of the Original Sister Sledge brought a tour-de-force of disco music to Rewind South, keeping everyone on their feet with their wall-to-wall up-tempos which include ‘We Are Family’, ‘Lost in Music’, ‘Everybody Dance’, ‘He’s The Greatest Dancer’ and more. On ‘He’s The Greatest Dancer’, Kathy picked five Rewinders from the crowd to dance with her on the Main Stage. There was a tender moment of reflection in ‘Thinking of You’ where she showed a montage of Sister Sledge’s past photos and performances, including an appearance on Top of The Pops.

Earlier in the day, Belinda Carlislehad the crowd in the palm of her hand as she performed her hits ‘Summer Rain’, ‘Heaven Is A Place on Earth’, and more. Paul Youngcharmed the crowd and had everyone on their feet singing along to classics like ‘Every Time You Go Away’. The Wailerskept the spirit of Bob Marley alive with ‘I Shot The Sheriff’, ‘No Woman No Cry’, and more. Making their first appearance at the festival, the amazing reggae band complimented the crowd saying: “I love the looks, I love the colours and love the vibes!”.

This year, the festival launched its own talent search Rewind’s Got Talentwhere the winner got a chance to join the legendary line up of hitmakers. Local singer Rachel finally got a chance to shine on the Main Stage where she had the crowd cheering from start to finish as she belted ‘River Deep Mountain High’. Other artists on Sunday’s line-up include: Midge Ure, Hazel O’Connor, The Selecter, Neville Staple andFrom The Jam.

Comedy headliner Tom Allenwas a big hit, performing to a packed out Forever Stage on Sunday. The quick-witted comic was also seen talking to festival goers after his hugely popular set. The comedy line up featuredAngela Barnes, whose unique world view has put her on the map, and The Raymond and Mr Timpkins RevueJoel Dommett, Saturday’s comedy headliner, played to a lively crowd, proving particularly popular with the ladies. Opening for him was award-winning actor and stand-up comic Dave Johns and the outrageous duo The Raymond and Mr Timpkins Revuewho brought their signature out-of-the-box entertainment to the mix. The party went on in the Disco Den with Silent Disco, Karaoke Rumble andMusical Bingo, and at Rewind’s own Studio 54. On the Riverside Stage, there were a fantastic line-up of live music including Manoeuvres, an OMD tribute band, plus a roving Mariachi band. 

Four Tops lit up Rewind’s Main Stage on Saturday night, treating revellers to feel-good tunes from their 65-year career. The current line up, led by original member Duke Fakir, took the audience on a trip down memory lane with classics like ‘Loco in Acapulco’, ‘Baby I Need Your Loving’, ‘Reach Out I’ll Be There’, and more gems from the Motown era including a cover of Marvin Gaye’s ‘What’s Going On’. The quartet looked sharp as they strutted and twirled on stage in matching sequined white suits under the summer sky. Spotted in the crowd losing themselves to the music were several artists who performed earlier in the day, including 80s pop sensation Tiffanyand her band.

Luluput on a rapturous performance, opening with ‘Relight My Fire’ – her energetic 90s hit with Take That – before taking the audience through the hits of her career, including ‘To Sir With Love’, ‘Shout’, and her cover of David Bowie’s ‘The Man Who Sold The World’. One excited fan who ran to the front of the stage to catch her set was Lawrence Payton Jr. of Four Tops, who was happy posing for selfies with fans at the front while he was still wrapped in his velour dressing gown.

Earlier in the day, as the clouds made way for a glorious sunny afternoon, there was no better soundtrack than the smooth reggae stylings of UB40. The band, featuring Ali Campbell and Astro, were a huge hit with Rewinders, sending crowds swaying gently in the breeze to ‘Red Red Wine’, ‘Can’t Help Falling In Love’, ‘Food for Thought’ and more. Also complementing the mood was The Dire Straits Experience,whobrought to life a sumptuous set sure to please any music lover, all while gently building up to the excitement of ‘Sultans of Swing’. Soul vocalist and M People frontwoman Heather Smallturned up the tempo when she stormed on stage in a fierce leopard-print jumpsuit, opening with ‘One Night in Heaven’ and leaving the audience breathless by the time she closed with the mega hit ‘Moving On Up’. After her candid Q&A session in the Forever Stage, Tiffanyhit the Main Stage performing a new, more soulful rock version of ‘I Think We’re Alone Now’ and ‘Pieces of Me’. Other artists on Saturday’s line up included: Heaven 17, Kim Appleby, Johnny Hates Jazz andThe Undertones.

Friday night’s headliner Grandmaster Flashdropped a major set taking the Henley crowd on a journey of hip hop history through the Bronx. Not even the rain could dampen the crowd’s spirits as they danced the night away, enjoying the ever-popular Silent Disco and Studio 54, as well as entertainment by Ray Guns Look Real Enough and Rory’s Disco Juke Joint.

Rewind Festival returns to Perth (Scotland), Macclesfield and Henley-on-Thames next summer bringing more icons from the 80s and beyond, plus award-winning comedians and round the clock entertainment. Next year also marks the 10thanniversary of Rewind Scotland, so expect a big party to mark the major milestone. Early bird tickets will be available soon. Visit rewindfestival.com and follow the festival on social media for the latest updates. 

Follow Rewind Festival:

Facebook: /rewindfestival

Twitter: @rewindfestival

Instagram: @rewindfestival

Press contact: The Outside Organisation

David Lim – david.lim@outside-org.co.uk

Corinna Ingram – corinna.ingram@outside-org.co.uk

The Legitimate Peaky Blinders Festival announce FRANK CARTER & THE RATTLESNAKES and more

The Legitimate Peaky Blinders Festival announce FRANK CARTER & THE RATTLESNAKES and more

The Legitimate Peaky Blinders Festival announce FRANK CARTER & THE RATTLESNAKES and more

On September 14th and 15th, join some the stars of the world-renowned BBC series, Peaky Blinders, as 1919 comes crashing into 2019 Digbeth. Over 200 actors and musicians will blend with the crowd recreating our favourite scenes and immersive experiences.
 
For two days only the Streets of Digbeth in Central Birmingham will be transformed into the world of the Shelby family. Surround yourself in the post-industrial architecture, railway arches and canals of Birmingham 1919 as the Peaky Blinders roam the area, poets rant on street corners and musicians busk.
 
Peaky Blinders alumni Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes join SLAVES to close the main stage on Sunday 15th, alongside Anna Calvi, Primal Scream, Nadine Shah, Hotel Lux and Pearl Harts on the line-up. The music doesn’t stop there, The Carousel stage will bring the 1920s – 1940s inspired music acts from electro-swing to retro hip-hop styles, performing on a vintage carousel surrounded by actors, characters and oddballs and BBC Introducing Stage will be highlighting the excellence in local and national talent.
 
Expect spoken word and poetry from Peaky Blinders inspired artists such as Birmingham based and official Peaky Blinders poet Casey Bailey and rising star Hussain Manawer.
 
The festival will close with an immersive and bespoke performance of Peaky Blinders theme ‘Red Right Hand’ by Nick Cave featuring 200 actors, ballet Rambert and a very special pyrotechnic show.

ALREADY ANNOUNCED…
 
Music
Main Stage artists confirmed across the weekend include Primal Scream,Slaves, Nadine Shah, Hotel Lux, MarthaGunn and The Correspondents
 
A ’Special Guest’ performance by global superstar creating a unique and never seen before performance.
 
Anna Calvi will be creating a one-off set inspired by her score created for Peaky Blinders series 5
 
Birmingham spokesperson and legend from The Streets, Mike Skinnerperforms a Peaky Blinders inspired DJ set
 
Carousel Stage artists confirmed across the weekend include Bill Jefferson, Electric Swing Circus, Swing Dance with Birmingham Swing, Miss Kid and The Cat, Swing Zazou, Punch the Sky, Baghdaddies, Thrill Collins, Swingrowers, Jim Wynn Swing Band, Jive Aces, and Heavy Beat Brass Band. 
 
BBC Introducing Stage will be highlighting the excellence in local and national talent
 
Immersive Theatre
Martin Coat, one of the creative minds behind Boomtown and immersive theatre specialists Dank Parish, brings the world of Peaky Blinders to life, taking over the streets of Birmingham. Expect close-up entertainment and immerse yourself in the underbelly of early 20th century Birmingham and all the high hitting drama of the Peaky Blinders world.
 
Behind the Scenes
Creator Steve Knight will conduct a never seen before Q&A with members of the cast to discuss his inspiration, plans and show exclusive snippets and stories behind the tv series.
 
Museum 
Immerse yourself in an incredible museum featuring EVERYTHING we love from the show including, genuine, costumes, props and scenery from all 5 series, Thomas Shelby’s suits, Arthur Shelby’s cap, Aunt Pol’s dresses and even art created by fans across the world.

Fashion
Garrison Taylors will present a catwalk show featuring models and members of the Peaky Blinders cast showcasing the inspired men’s clothing line.
 
Daniel Kearns the Creative Director behind David Beckham’s clothing label Kent and Curwen will discuss the inspiration behind their new Peaky Blinders’ official collection.
 
Wet shaves, Haircuts, and Tailors will all be available on-site to get you dressed up as a Legitimate Peaky Blinder.
 
Rambert 
The world-famous Ballet company will, for the first time, produce and choreograph a bespoke piece for the festival, performing a spellbinding piece to an especially created 12-minute version of theme tune ‘The Red Right Hand’. Plus, Choreographer Benoit Swan Pouffer will also create several pop-up capsule modern dance pieces around the site.

Media information
The Outside Organisation

chris.goodman@outside-org.co.uk
emily.bigg@outside-org.co.uk

Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited acquire music catalogue from The Chainsmokers

Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited acquire music catalogue from The Chainsmokers

Merck Meruciadis Abbey Road Oct 2018 by JF

Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited acquire music catalogue from The Chainsmokers

The Board of Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited and its Investment Adviser, The Family (Music) Limited, are pleased to announce that the Company has acquired a music catalogue from The Chainsmokers,  the 14thmost streamed artist globally on Spotify with 41 million monthly listeners. In total, the songs in the catalogue have been certified 20x Platinum and 2x Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and 9x Platinum and 2x Silver by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI).

The Chainsmokers, an artist and producer duo made up of Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart, have been the most consistently successful pop artists of the last five years with 55 Number 1 and 245 Top 10 Chart positions globally as well as winning ‘Best Dance Recording’ at the 2017 Grammy Awards, two American Music Awards, seven Billboard Music Awards, and nine iHeart Radio Music Awards.

Their 2016 Grammy Award winning ‘Don’t Let Me Down’ featuring Daya, which reached Number 1 on the US Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, is certified 6x Platinum in the US and has been streamed over 1.2 billion times.

Their hit single ‘Closer’ featuring Halsey, reached Number 1 on the US Billboard Hot 100, where it stayed for 12 weeks, and went to Number 1 on over 30 Charts worldwide. As well as winning the ‘Top 100 Hot Song’, ‘Top Collaboration’ and ‘Top Dance/Electronic Song’ at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards; ‘Dance Song of the Year’ at the 2017 iHeart Radio Music Awards; and being nominated for the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance at the 2017 Grammy Awards, ‘Closer’ has been streamed 1.6 billion times as well as being certified Diamond in the US. 

Their other hit singles include: ‘Roses’; ‘Until You Were Gone’; ‘Inside Out’; ‘All We Know’; ‘Setting Fires’; ‘Paris’; ‘Something Just Like This’; ‘The One’; ‘Honest’; ‘Young’; ‘Sick Boy’; ‘You Owe Me’; ‘Everybody Hates Me’; and ‘Somebody’.

The upcoming tour, ‘World War Joy Tour’, will run from September through November 2019 and will feature all of the hits being purchased within this acquisition. 

Hipgnosis has acquired 100% of the Chainsmokers’ interest including ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) income in their catalogue, which comprises 32 Chainsmokers’ songs as well as 10 additional songs written by Andrew Taggart, including “1-800-273-8255” by Logic featuring Alessia Cara and Khalid which reached number 3 on the US Billboard Hot 100and was nominated for ‘Song of the Year’ at the 2018 Grammy Awards.

The Chainsmokers were represented in the deal by manager Adam Alpert and attorney Jaimie Roberts.

Merck Mercuriadis, Founder of The Family (Music) Limited and Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited, said: 

“The Chainsmokers are the highest paid duo in the world not only because they know how to spin records better than anyone else but because they have created amongst the very biggest hits in the world for the dance and pop community over the last 7 years. This is a set of songs that people can’t stop playing and that will define the lives of so many people that have grown up in the 2010’s. It’s my pleasure to welcome Alex, Drew and Adam to the Hipgnosis Family!”

For further information, please contact:

The Family (Music) LimitedMerck Mercuriadis Tel: +44 (0)1481 742742
N+1 SingerJames Maxwell / James Moat (Corporate Finance)Alan Geeves / James Waterlow / Sam Greatrex (Sales) Tel: +44 (0)20 7496 3000
The Outside OrganisationAlan Edwards / Nick CaleyTel: +44 (0)7711 081 843
Tiny Boost returns with ‘Feels Good’

Tiny Boost returns with ‘Feels Good’

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Tiny Boost returns to claim his title as the face of road rap with his heavyweight track ‘Feels Good,’ the first taste from his forthcoming project

Known for his hard bars, direct and straight up delivery and ability to narrate us through his real-life experience and situations, the SN1 rapper comes through with a dark, looming beat coupled with gritty lyrics. ‘Feels Good’ displays the exceptional level of rap and his lyrical mastery Boost has turned into a fine art form 

Since marking his return with debut solo mixtape release last Summer ‘Strictly For The Streets’ with features Giggs, K-Trap and Suspect, Tiny Boost has prepared and arsenal of new music that is set to make waves in the streets, radios, and clubs with his uncompromising sound

Tiny Boost started out in PYG before Giggs took him under his wing, seeing the talent that he had to offer, taking him to film with tastemaker Westwood whilst he was still at school before there was even such a thing as crib sessions. He featured on Giggs’ 07 mixtape ‘Welcome To Boomzville,’ the legendary ‘Walk In Da Park’ and later on the pairs collaborative mixtape ‘Who Said Dat.’ In 09 

 “It feels good to go through what iv been through and still be here to tell the story….

It feels good not to fold under pressure..

It feels good to still be able to represent for my people….”

ED SHEERAN SHOWS CONTINUE TO BREAK RECORDS – THIS TIME IN ICELAND

ED SHEERAN SHOWS CONTINUE TO BREAK RECORDS – THIS TIME IN ICELAND

ED SHEERAN SHOWS CONTINUE TO BREAK RECORDS – THIS TIME IN ICELAND

The two Ed Sheeran shows in Reykjavik, Iceland this weekend (10thand 11thAugust) promoted by AEG Presents and Sena Live have become the country’s biggest ever gigs with record sales.Close to 50,000 people attended the Laugardalsvöllur stadium performances.

Simon Jones, AEG Presents SVP Live Music International said, “Though the biggest tour in history is coming to an incredible crescendo the records keep coming for Ed. These historic shows in Iceland were like nothing I have ever seen. They completely took over the country with Sheeran fever at its peak. It was absolutely a national event and the scale of the shows relative to the population was colossal. The biggest ever Icelandic shows in history.”

Earlier this year AEG Presents promoted a series of Ed Sheeran shows in South Africa which proved to be the biggest in South African history. In addition AEG Presents promoted the biggest ever South East Asian tour across a single album campaign.

Ed Sheeran’s Divide Tour was recently named the highest-grossing tour of all time. It has also been named the most attended tour of all time. When it concludes more than 8.5m people across 43 countries will have seen Ed perform. 

Other highlights for AEG Presents in the past year include Hugh Jackman playing six nights at The O2 and selling 300,000 tickets across Europe and the Shawn Mendes arena tour. Coming up in the autumn is a major tour with Khalid. 

Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited and The Family (Music) Limited, acquire a music catalogue from Benny Blanco

Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited and The Family (Music) Limited, acquire a music catalogue from Benny Blanco

Merck Meruciadis Abbey Road Oct 2018 by JF

Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited and The Family (Music) Limited, acquire a music catalogue from Benny Blanco

The Board of Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited and its Investment Adviser, The Family (Music) Limited, are pleased to announce that the Company has acquired a music catalogue from Benny Blanco, an American musician, songwriter and record producer who has written 29 Number 1 songs and is responsible for the sale of hundreds of millions of albums worldwide.

Benny Blanco is one of the most important songwriters of the last decade having consistently written and produced hit songs with some of the biggest global pop-artists including Halsey, Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber, Maroon 5, Rihanna, Katy Perry, Kesha, Sia, The Weeknd, Selena Gomez, Keith Urban, Tory Lanez, Wiz Khalifa, Kanye West, J Balvin and Juice Wrld.

The Catalogue includes the Number 1 songs: ‘Love Yourself’ by Justin Bieber; ‘Cold Water’ by Major Lazer featuring Justin Bieber and MØ; ‘Fire and the Flood’ by Vance Joy; ‘Same Old Love’ by Selena Gomez; ‘Luv’ by Tory Lanez; ‘Don’t Wanna Know’ by Maroon 5 featuring Kendrick Lamar; and ‘Freaky Friday’ by Lil Dicky as well as the Platinum and Multi-Platinum certified ‘Castle on the Hill’ by Ed Sheeran; ‘2002’ by Anne-Marie and ‘Lonely Together’ by Avicii.

‘Castle on the Hill’, which was co-written and performed by Ed Sheeran, was nominated for the 2018 Ivor Novello Award for ‘Most Performed Work’ and has been certified as 4x Platinum in the UK and 3x Platinum in the US as well as being streamed over 750 million times on Spotify alone.

‘Love Yourself’, which was co-written with Justin Bieber, Ed Sheeran and Benny Blanco and produced by Benny Blanco, was the best performing single in the Billboard Hot 100 in 2016. It reached Number 1 in 15 countries including the UK and US where it was certified 4x Platinum and 7x Platinum respectively.

‘Cold Water’ by Major Lazer featuring Justin Bieber and MØ, reached Number 1 in the UK where it is certified 2x Platinum and Number 2 in the US Billboard Hot 100 chart where it is certified  4x Platinum. Globally it has achieved 25 Number 1 and 45 Top 10 chart positions.

In addition to his commercial success, Benny Blanco has received significant critical acclaim and was awarded the Hal David Starlight Award by the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2013.He has also received the BMI ‘Songwriter of the Year’ award fives times, won ‘Producer of the Year’ at the 2017 iHeart Radio awards as well as being nominated for seven Grammy awards.

Hipgnosis has acquired 100% of Benny Blanco’s copyright ownership in this catalogue of songs released since 2015which comprises 93 songs achieving 65 Number 1 and 183 Chart positions globallyand which have been streamed over 10 billion times.

Benny Blanco was represented in the deal by Doug Mark, Andrew Luftman, and Zvi Edelman. 

 Merck Mercuriadis, Founder of The Family (Music) Limited and Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited, said: 

“In a week when Benny is at Number 1 with Shawn Mendes and Camilla Cabello it’s fortuitous to have closed our deal and welcome him to the Hipgnosis family. Benny’s been having Number 1 songs for the last 12 years now, 10 of them since 2015 alone. That longevity, to be able to write Number 1 songs consistently for more than a decade and to have made incomparable contributions to establishing the most important artists of our time, is an almost impossible feat. He has literally defined the modern pop era in a way that very few others can lay claim to.”

For further information, please contact:

The Family (Music) LimitedMerck Mercuriadis Tel: +44 (0)1481 742742
N+1 SingerJames Maxwell / James Moat (Corporate Finance)Alan Geeves / James Waterlow / Sam Greatrex (Sales) Tel: +44 (0)20 7496 3000
The Outside OrganisationAlan Edwards / Nick CaleyTel: +44 (0)7711 081 843
The Legitimate Peaky Blinders Festival

The Legitimate Peaky Blinders Festival

The Legitimate Peaky Blinders Festival

On September 14th and 15th, Birmingham celebrates the television show that has catapulted its history to a global audience. Now, the show’s creator, stars, famous fans and its home city come together to create a spectacular, immersive and ‘legitimate’ event in its honour.

The Legitimate Peaky Blinders Festival will bring together immersive theatre, live music and fashion inspired by the series, a cinema showing, a museum, food, drink, poetry and more.

With 5 stages of music, live recreations of Peaky Blinders scenes involving 200 actors, fashion shows and mens’ grooming – fans will be living in the show’s world encompassing the Digbeth, Central Birmingham area. Using its historic streets, warehouses and factories and employing lighting, sound, smoke, video mapping and special effects, the post World War 1 era will come to life for an unmissable day.

Artists confirmed across the weekend include Primal Scream, Anna Calvi,Slaves, Nadine Shah, a BBC Introducing Stage and a host of excellent music performances, reflecting one of the sharpest soundtracks on television.

Martin Coat, the creative mind behind Boomtown and immersive theatre specialists Dank Parish, bring the world of Peaky Blinders to life, taking over the streets of Birmingham. Expect close up entertainment and immerse yourself in the underbelly of early 20th century Birmingham and all the high hitting drama of the Peaky Blinders world.

Contemporary dance company Rambert will perform a specially commissioned performance, choreographed for the festival by artistic director Benoit Swan Pouffer.

Steven Knight will reveal all in a live Q&A, also featuring the show’s stars.

Following the Kent and Curwen catwalk show in January 2019 where the collaboration with hit series Peaky Blinders was first shown, Kent and Curwen are proud to announce their involvement in the Peaky Blinders Festival 2019. VIP ambassadors will be dressed in the Kent and Curwen x Peaky Blinders collection. Kent and Curwen’s creative Director Daniel Kearns will host a conversation, discussing ‘The Peaky Look’ and how to achieve this with Kent and Curwen collaboration.

In addition, there will be a fashion show from Steven Knight’s Garrison Tailors clothing range, plus the show’s influence on modern style will be reflected in onsite tailoring and men’s grooming.

Steve Knight:
“It is with enormous pleasure that I announce the first ever LEGITIMATE Peaky Blinders festival, which is happening in the streets and alleys of Digbeth, Birmingham on Saturday  14th and Sunday 15th of September.

It will be a festival of live music, performance, poetry, immersive theatre and experiences which will celebrate the swagger of the men and women who walked these same Digbeth streets one hundred years ago. Along with the music line up, we have the world-famous BALLET RAMBERT performing a specially written and choreographed Peaky Blinders ballet. There will be fashion shows, street food, pop ups and bars including a reimagined Garrison Tavern. 

We will be celebrating in Birmingham style and everyone from around the world is invited.

Expect the unexpected, expect 1919 to come crashing into 2019 and, be assured, everything is officially by order of the Peaky Blinders…“

John Empson Festival Director & Founder:
“The legitimate Peaky Blinders Festival is a brand new concept which starts in Digbeth, Birmingham, the authentic birthplace of the Peaky Blinders.

Something totally fresh in the festival market, the show will merge cinema, live music, immersive theatre, ballet, bespoke food and drink, spoken word, pop-up performances, collaborations, exclusive previews, appearances from cast members and world class special guests.

A totally 360 degree festival experience.’”

Anna Calvi:
I’m thrilled to be performing at The Legitimate Peaky Blinders Festival. Scoring Peaky Blinders has been a major project for me this year and I’m excited to be bringing a special one-off version of my show to the festival 🖤.”

Councillor Mohammed Azim, Lord Mayor of Birmingham:
“I am so excited that this amazing Peaky Blinders festival is being hosted here in our great city as a tribute to the polished BBC series, set on the streets of post-war Birmingham, which has captivated audiences worldwide.

The show has brought Birmingham into the spotlight; gripping and beautifully shot, it has gained national attention and I am particularly pleased to hear that Peaky Blinders is coming home, with the current and future series being shot locally. 

So now is absolutely the right time for this festival, which will be a unique and exciting experience for fans of the show, as well as an opportunity for those who have not yet seen the show to find out what they are missing.

I am looking forward to visiting the festival and welcoming visitors from across the globe.”

Winning 12 awards including the 2018 BAFTA for Best Drama Series and Best Drama at the 2019 National Television Awards, Peaky Blinders series four was BBC Two’s biggest drama series of 2017 and last year it was announced that in the UK, the show will move from BBC Two to BBC One for its fifth series. An incredible 83,000 fans applied for a ticket via a ballot run by the BBC to attend the recent series 5 premiere in Birmingham.

The award-winning BBC One and Netflix series Peaky Blinders is produced by official brand owner Caryn Mandabach Productions and by Endemol Shine Group’s Tiger Aspect Productions. Endemol Shine Group represent a range of global ancillary rights for Peaky Blinderswhich is distributed by Endemol Shine International across more than 180 countries.

Tickets:
http://aegpresents.co.uk/peakyblinders
General on sale 9 August, 10am

Eligible American Express Cardmembers can take advantage of priority booking from 9am on Wednesday 7 August 2019. Visit axs.com/amexpresale to book. T&Cs apply.

Warner Music announces two Factory Records 40th anniversary boxed sets and new exhibition

Warner Music announces two Factory Records 40th anniversary boxed sets and new exhibition

Warner Music are proud to announce the release of two boxed sets and a special exhibition to celebrate the 40th anniversary of iconic independent label Factory Records.  The two boxed sets (Use Hearing Protection: Factory Records 1978-1979 – The first 10 numbered records and objects and Factory: Communications 1978-92) gather together rare, unheard and classic material, while the exhibition (Use Hearing Protection FAC 1 – 50 / 40) showcases the label’s hugely influential design heritage.

“It is rewarding to see that the legacy endures and that there is such appreciation of the artefacts”  
Peter Saville  

Use Hearing Protection: Factory Records 1978-1979 contains facsimile editions of the first 10 numbered Factory items: 4 vinyl records, 3 posters, a short film, Factory stationery and an egg-timer design. The early history of the label is traced in a 60 page book with text by James Nice, photos by Kevin Cummins and archival interviews with Tony Wilson, Rob Gretton, Joy Division and more. Oli and Isobel Wilson (Tony’s children) are executive producers.

‘Factory Records is one of the most influential record labels of all time and defined culture. 
It’s an Honour for Rhino records to help celebrate the legacy along with Oli and Isobel Wilson’
Dan Chalmers, President Rhino UK

All 3 original Factory posters are contained in the box as well as the first 4 records: The Factory SampleEP (Fac 2), All Night Party by A Certain Ratio (Fac 5), Electricity by Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (Fac 6) and classic album Unknown Pleasures by Joy Division (Fact 10).  

Bonus items include a white label 12” single by The Tiller Boys (originally intended as Fac 3 but ultimately not released), and a lengthy audio interview with Joy Division, Tony Wilson and Rob Gretton, conducted in August 1979 by journalist Mary Harron, never before heard and now restored across two CDs. Also newly restored, and seldom seen since 1979, is evocative 8mm short No City Fun (Fac 9), featuring music by Joy Division.

The Use Hearing Protection box is strictly limited to 4000 units worldwide and will be released on 11thOctober..

To commemorate the ground breaking early works and on-going influence of Factory there will be an exhibition Use Hearing Protection FAC 1 – 50 / 40, taking place at Chelsea Space. The exhibition will tell the story of its formative years from 1978 to 1982 through the first 50 numbered Factory artefacts, including works by Peter Saville, Joy Division, New Order, A Certain Ratio, Durutti Column and Linder Sterling. Supported by rare and unseen materials from personal archives, as well as non-Factory period items of influence, these combine to describe a period from which Factory Records was proposed and realised, underpinning its revolutionary cultural impact on the music, art, design and ideas of our times.

Curated by Jon Savage and Mat Bancroft, the Factory exhibition is being featured in this year’s London Design Festival and will be free entry, running from 13th September until Friday 25th October.

More information HERE

An expanded exhibition, with the Use Hearing Protection, FAC 1-50 objects at its core is being developed by the Science and Industry Museum in Manchester. This exhibition will build on the Chelsea Space display and is due to open July 2020, telling the story of Joy Division and the founding of Factory Records in the city.

The second box set, Factory: Communications 1978-1992, surveys the entire 15 year history of the iconic label, with 63 tracks spread over 8 newly remastered vinyl albums. As well as classic cuts from New Order, Joy Division, The Durutti Column, Happy Mondays, Electronic, A Certain Ratio and Section 25, this definitive overview delves deep into Factory’s rich and occasionally wayward recorded catalogue, with X-O-Dus, Marcel King, 52nd Street, Quando Quango, Northside, James, The Railway Children and even Crawling Chaos also included.

Originally issued as a 4 CD box set in 2009, Communications 1978-92 is curated by Jon Savage, with booklet notes by Paul Morley and James Nice.

Factory: Communications 1978-92 will be released on 8th November. Full details below.

Purchase both boxed sets here: https://store.rhino.co.uk/uk/factory.html